Mikhail Bulgakov

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Prescribed reading: Five of the best books by doctors
As Adam Kay’s This Is Going to Hurt wins a readers’ choice award, we recommend five other author physicians. Please add to our notes

Hannah Jane Parkinson

22, Nov, 2017 @4:54 PM

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Top 10 talking animals in books
From Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire Cat to Franz Kafka’s ‘Ungeziefer’, linguistically gifted beasts have made for some of the most luminous characters in fiction

Pajtim Statovci

15, Nov, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Happiness is a salty potato – and other life lessons from Russian literature
Don’t trust a woman who wears too much perfume and know your limits – Viv Groskop on the 10 top tips Chekhov, Tolstoy and others have for us today

Viv Groskop

13, Oct, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Mikhail Bulgakov's The Heart of a Dog still bites
This satire of life in the early years of the Soviet Union cost its author dear at the time and it has not lost its provocative power

Claire Armitstead

04, Jan, 2017 @10:23 AM

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Books to give you hope: A Country Doctor's Notebook by Mikhail Bulgakov
Comfort can be found in the small adventures of a bumbling, anxious doctor because everything always turns out right in the end

Nicola Davis

09, Sep, 2016 @9:00 AM

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Russian literature webchat – as it happened
Concluding our look at The Master and Margarita, translator and Russian literature expert Hugh Aplin joined us to talk about Bulgakov’s novel and the difficulties found in translating Russian to English

Sam Jordison

29, Jun, 2016 @1:22 PM

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How did the Master and Margarita become Bulgakov's title characters?
The Reading group hasn’t paid much attention to them thus far, since they are relatively marginal figures. But their presence in the title changes the whole book

Sam Jordison

21, Jun, 2016 @12:44 PM

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Satan and satire: sympathy for the devil in The Master and Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov hints that his character Woland is Satan in disguise, but his role in the tale seems to be to punish the wrongdoers in Stalinist Moscow

Sam Jordison

14, Jun, 2016 @1:05 PM

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Reading group: The Master and Margarita is our book for June
Mikhail Bulgakov’s Soviet fantasia novel was chosen by several readers as our fiction in translation for this month – and the hat agreed. Let’s read!

Sam Jordison

07, Jun, 2016 @9:34 AM

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10 songs you didn't know were inspired by literature
From David Bowie’s 1984 to Firework by Katy Perry, art imitates art in this selection of literature-inspired songs

Kuba Shand-Baptiste

20, May, 2016 @8:04 AM

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Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?
Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them – plus our favourite literary links

Guardian readers and Marta Bausells

19, Oct, 2015 @11:59 AM

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Top 10 dogs' stories
Heartbreaking tales of love, devotion, innocence – and philosophy. From Homer to Kafka, these works show humanity intimately observed by its best friend

Jill Ciment

26, Aug, 2015 @10:37 AM

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